Thank you for clicking on that link. In fact, thank you for being here. I know the internet is a vast place full of marvelous distracting wonders, and you chose to spend some of your time with me. That's pretty special, in my opinion. If you're already a reader, or we've connected on social media, that's even more special ... but if not, that's okay. I still want to connect with you.
Ursula K. LeGuin once wrote: "'The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story." By that logic, I create this marvelous, intricate world of magic and ordinary life, but you are the ones which give it the final spark. I feel like there's something very special about that: I feel my readers and I should have a connection, that you should have some greater involvement and insight into what I do than just picking up the book and falling into the pages. But how do we do this en masse?
According to Patreon's model, you can choose to support me in my work on a monthly basis, and in return, you get varying degrees of involvement in my creative process. Even if you only pledge a dollar a month, you will recieve news and other tidbits I won't put anywhere else: not even in my newsletter, Friday at Charlie's (which is pretty cool, too). Continuous support like the sort provided by Patreon allows me to do much more outside of writing: it helps me pay for overhead costs like this domain, physical copies for book signings, shipping of giveaway prizes, and more. I can do this alone, yes ... but with your help I can make it so much more. Please have a look at my Patreon page - I've left a personal video message for you there, too. If you do decide to become my patron, you have my unending gratitude.